The cops are com­ing

Chicago PD is bring­ing ar­rest­ing ac­tion to free-TV.

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Chicago PD Sea­son 1 Tues­days (from 14 March) e.tv (*194) 20:30

Chicago isn’t just “the windy city”; it’s also the ac­tion hotspot if TV se­ries are any­thing to go by. Chicago PD (2014- cur­rent) is the spin-off of fire de­part­ment show Chicago Fire (2012- cur­rent) and the pair have a third fam­ily mem­ber – Chicago Med (2015- cur­rent). While M-Net view­ers are well ahead with all three (which air Tues­days from 19:30 to 22:30), e.tv fans can now get to grips with the city’s cop shop and its of­fi­cers who’re keep­ing the streets clean and crim­i­nals in cuffs.

THE AC­TION IS REAL Sergeant Hank Voight

(Ja­son Beghe – Richard Bates in dram­edy Cal­i­for­ni­ca­tion, 2007-2014) is the strict squad com­man­der of the Chicago PD’s In­tel­li­gence Agency. Ja­son says that the 15- episode first sea­son is go­ing to see crim­i­nals range from pick­pock­ets through to more se­ri­ous bad­dies, like bombers and cop killers and get­ting into char­ac­ter was

“an eye-open­ing learn­ing curve”. “To get ev­ery­thing look­ing right, like the way crim­i­nals are ar­rested and even just how de­tec­tives and uni­formed cops do their in­ves­ti­ga­tion work, we went on ride-alongs with ac­tual Chicago cops. I never ex­pected this [po­lice] work to be so in­tri­cate and de­tailed.” Ja­son adds that even put­ting hand­cuffs on crim­i­nals is an art­form be­cause “if you do it wrong, they can slip out and then you have to ex­plain to your boss. And some­one like Voight isn’t un­der­stand­ing…”

Chicago’s po­lice are armed and ready for ac­tion.

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